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Heart rate monitor w/ altitude, temp., & bike functions(3 posts)

Heart rate monitor w/ altitude, temp., & bike functionsniednagl
Sep 16, 2002 5:45 AM
I'm looking for an all-in-one training tool with heart rate, altitude, temperature, and cyclocomputer functions.

So far, the Polar 710 is the only HRM that I've found that offers all of these functions.
Does anyone know of any others, or perhaps of a good HRM review somewhere online that would help get me up to speed?
All in one?Fez
Sep 16, 2002 6:05 AM
As far as an all in one HRM/cycle computer, it is a good idea in theory, especially if you switch bikes. But the Polar has at most a 3 line display, so to get all the info you would have to scoll thru the displays depending on what you want.

I use a Polar w/ bike mount right next to my cycle computer. I don't bother with the cycle functions of the Polar - buttons are too small and off to the side. In addition, the mount is not as sturdy as a cycle computer. I just use it for timer, clock and heart rate. Dedicated cycle computer takes care of the rest.

But as far as the Polar S710 goes, it is an excellent unit. Many people here use it and I hear a lot of folks like it. I don't know of any other current HRM, Polar or not, that has as many features including the cycle, alt, temp, computer downloadability, and power option, as the S710.
Ciclosport HAC4.bnlkid
Sep 16, 2002 6:25 AM
Check out the HAC4. It has all the cycling function you need including power output(not 100% accurate, but the closest you will get without spending $800 for power tap).

excelsports and colorado cyclist have them.